Laser Skin Resurfacing & Tightening
We offer an array of advanced laser technologies that do everything from reducing the appearance of rosacea, varicose veins, fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores to tightening skin, improving skin tone and texture, and increasing overall radiance.
EXCEL V™ LASER
Whether you have rosacea, sun damaged skin, spider veins, leg veins, port wine stains, or cherry angiomas, the Cutera excel V™ can be used to dramatically improve the appearance of a variety of vascular skin conditions – both severe and superficial. At the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation we also utilize this advanced, high-powered laser to treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, veins, and skin discolorations, including a variety of pigmented spots.
How It Works
Excel V™ uses a unique cooling technology that allows for intense treatments without the pain of traditional laser systems. The laser will be targeted on the areas of skin designated for rejuvenation, where it will work to provide the skin with a healthier, more even tone. While some clients are satisfied after just one treatment, in most cases, two or more treatments are needed to achieve the desired results. In all cases, patients experience few, if any, side effects—the most common being a slight reddening and swelling of the skin that quickly subsides.
PEARL LASER PEEL
The Pearl Laser Peel offers a more aggressive treatment that addresses wrinkles and uneven texture while minimizing the recovery time experienced from other ablative technologies. Leonard Miller, MD, our board-certified plastic surgeon administers the Pearl laser peel, which features a 2790 nm wavelength.
How It Works
Designed to improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation, this innovative laser resurfacing treatment superficially removes layers of damaged skin to bring out healthier layers from underneath the surface. During treatment, Dr. Miller will direct laser energy onto each targeted area of skin in order to produce a controlled thermal injury. This helps improve both skin texture and laxity while also working to reduce signs of pigmentation and fine lines. Following the procedure, a natural protective layer develops over the targeted treatment area, often allowing for rapid healing and a downtime period of just three to five days. Optimal skin rejuvenation results from the Pearl laser peel can typically be achieved after one to two treatment sessions.
PEARL FRACTIONAL LASER
The Pearl Fractional laser skin rejuvenation system is the latest exciting treatment to aggressively and safely treat signs of photodamage and a host of other dermal imperfections. Deep lines, pigmentation, acne scarring and skin laxity can all be dramatically improved in one session with downtime of 5 to 7 days. This laser technique, available from Dr. Leonard Miller at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, offers precise and accurate treatment of targeted areas with impeccable control for a more comfortable procedure.
How It Works
Pearl Fractional Laser Resurfacing penetrates the deep dermis, producing a series of microcolumns across the skin, vaporizing and removing damaged tissue. Simultaneously, it heats and coagulates neighboring tissue, reducing operative bleeding. Immediately post-treatment, dermal tissue begins to repair itself. Over time, stimulation initiated by the combination of ablation and thermal coagulation leads to the production of new collagen, resulting in volumetric improvement to reduce the effects of photodamage.
Patients typically only require a single treatment for significant improvement in photodamage and dermal imperfections. Recovery is fast with re-epithelialization during the first 2 – 4 days post-treatment and most erythema gradually subsiding over 5 – 7 days. Patient downtime is usually limited to one week.
With Intense Pulse Light (IPL) therapy, Dr. Leonard Miller and his experienced skin rejuvenation team can harness the power of light to provide you with effective, non-surgical skin renewal. Our IPL procedures, including the advanced Limelight Facial™ treatment, can improve areas of skin affected by wrinkles, discoloration, redness, visible veins and blood vessels, and other conditions.
How It Works
IPL emits light wavelengths over areas of skin you would like to enhance. These intense beams of light help to reduce damage and improve skin tone within the areas targeted for treatment. IPL technologies used by our Boston practice offer 3 wavelength modalities and are able to precisely treat areas of the skin affected by diffusing redness, dyschromia (pigmentation problems) telangiectasia (facial veins) and Rosacea. IPL treatments can be performed on multiple areas of the body–including the face, neck, chest, arms and hands–without the need for gels or anesthetics. Treatments usually last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes or more, depending on your specific needs.
There is typically little to no downtime necessary after IPL treatment.
THE LIMELIGHT FACIAL™
The Limelight Facial™ is an IPL treatment that can improve skin tone and address signs of aging and sun exposure such as brown spots redness, and tiny visible veins. Beneficial for both facial and neck areas, the Limelight Facial™ treatment does not require anesthesia and the procedure is virtually painless. Two to three treatment sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results, though more treatments may be required if the damage is extensive. The Limelight Facial™ typically begins to show improved skin texture and tone within one to three weeks.
How It Works
Most Limelight Facial™ treatments take less than one hour, though the length of time depends on the area of the body being treated. During the treatment, a pulse of light is delivered, resulting in a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required, though a gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade, and redness will decrease, and complexion improve.
CLEAR + BRILLIANT®
Dr. Leonard Miller offers the innovative Clear + Brilliant® laser skin rejuvenation to help patients reduce the signs of aging and achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin. With fractional laser technology, this non-invasive method of skin resurfacing targets the earliest signs of aging from the inside out and can help to prevent visible signs from appearing in the future. Some notable benefits and advantages of the Clear + Brilliant® laser treatment include:
- Helps to reverses and prevents noticeable signs of aging
- Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Works to produce an illuminated, natural-looking radiance for the skin
- Only minimal downtime typically required following treatment
- Can be beneficial for all ages and skin types
How It Works
Clear + Brilliant® benefits patients of any age and skin type. The procedure typically takes 20-30 minutes, depending on your individual needs and goals. During treatment, the Clear + Brilliant® handpiece will be guided over your skin as laser energy is applied to targeted areas. The laser energy gently penetrates the top layers of your skin in order to eliminate damaged cells and stimulate natural collagen production for the development of healthy skin tissues. This stimulation of collagen should continue over time, often producing long-lasting results. Any redness or swelling that may occur should dissipate quickly, and a only a minimal amount of downtime is generally associated with this procedure. For the most effective results, Dr. Miller typically recommends a series of treatments based on your unique skin care needs. The procedure is virtually pain- and can easily be added to your skin care regimen, much like you would schedule a routine facial.
This non-invasive laser technology can effectively treat fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, and a variety of skin issues from diffusing redness to reducing the appearance of scars. The result is skin that is glowing, even in texture, and more youthful in appearance. Laser Genesis’s subtle yet consistent treatments can be performed over the entire face and neck without the need for numbing and with no side effects.
How It Works
The Laser Genesis hand piece is moved back and forth above the skin to gently heat the upper dermis to stimulate collagen regrowth, dilate capillaries, and address other skin issues. Four to six treatments are recommended. Because there are no side effects like bruising or skin irritation, patients can receive their treatments then immediately return to normal activities. It is recommended that an SPF be used if a patient will be engaging in outdoor activities.
Pellevé is an FDA-approved innovation in non-surgical skin tightening available from Dr. Leonard Miller at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation. Pellevé can treat mild to moderate facial wrinkles by delivering heat to the dermal tissue. It is a virtually painless radiofrequency technology with no anesthesia necessary and no downtime.
How It Works
Pellevé treatments each last 45 to 60 minutes. The heat from the Pellevé radiofrequency energy causes the collagen in your skin to contract and tighten –stimulating your skin to produce new collagen. The result is typically better overall skin quality, along with tighter, firmer skin—improvements that can last up to six months. While many patients see results after just one Pellevé treatment, some may need up to three sessions to achieve optimal results. While it’s not a substitute for more invasive surgical procedures, Pellevé can noticeably improve moderately loose skin and mild to moderate wrinkles.
This non-invasive skin-tightening treatment, created by Dr. Miller, is ideal for addressing problem areas around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, neck, and other areas. ThermiSmooth treatments are gentle and relaxing, so there is no downtime necessary and patients can return to normal activities immediately.
How It Works
After applying a small amount of coupling gel, the ThermiSmooth™ hand piece is gently moved in a sweeping or circular motion, while gradually heating up the skin surface. A small area is treated for approximately 5 minutes to achieve the goal of sustained heating to the targeted tissues. As the skin’s temperature rises to the ideal temperature, the ThermiRF computer automatically adjusts the energy output to ensure precision of heating. Three to four treatments are recommended to achieve the desired cosmetic results.
How much does Laser Skin Resurfacing & Tightening cost?
Depending on the number of areas being treated and the level of damage, the cost of Laser Skin Resurfacing & Tightening treatments can vary. For more specific information on Laser Skin Resurfacing & Tightening treatments at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, please contact our Patient Coordinator, Robyn Sola.
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